On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1931

Historical Events

  • 56th Preakness: George Ellis aboard Mate wins in 1:59

Famous Birthdays

  • Alistair MacFarlane, Engineer and principal (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • Vance DeVoe Brand, astro (Apollo 18, STS-5, 41B, 35), born in Longmont, Colorado

Famous Deaths

  • A[lbert] A[braham] Michelson, American physicist (1907 Nobel), dies at 78
1931 Highlights

About May 9, 1931

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus